Wednesday 20 June 2012

Family history sessions in North Yorkshire

Forthcoming family history sessions at North Yorkshire County Record Office (

Learn more about family history at the County Record Office

We run full day sessions for people wanting to research their family history. These sessions are aimed at both beginners and more advanced family historians.

These sessions are very popular so advance booking is essential, please telephone 01609 777585 or e-mail The cost of each session is £30, including light refreshments and buffet lunch.

Family history beginners' day, 7 July 2012

Suitable for those with no previous family history experience, this day provides a detailed exploration of first steps in family history, led by an experienced family history tutor. It includes a basic introduction to the census, civil registration records and parish registers plus use of the internet, with basic software and live web demonstrations.

Next steps in family history, 6 October 2012

For people who may have used the internet to look at census and registration records, and are ready to explore other sources, this day is a natural follow on from our family history beginners' days.

Led by an experienced family history tutor, and a professional archivist, it includes a detailed account of parish registers, modern and ecclesiastical wills, an introduction to quarter sessions records and other sources and advanced internet usage techniques. The cost is £30, including light refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Family history skills day, 1 December 2012

For those wishing to develop their family history skills.

Led by an experienced family history tutor with contributions from archivists, this day includes getting the best from the internet, approaches to Latin and palaeography (old handwriting), family tree recording software and conservation of personal archives.

(With thanks to @JackieDepelle on Twitter)


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